Susan Beth Pfeffer addresses some serious topics in BLOOD WOUNDS, including cutting, murder and abuse, and she does so with an honest. A psychodrama about tangled families never quite gets off the ground. Blood can both wound and heal Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes.

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Although most readers will not experience the devastating turn of events in this book, many readers will relate to the quest for belonging and figuring out what a “real family” is. To ask other readers questions about Blood Woundsplease sign up. There is a lot going on in this book, but most of it is undercurrent until about halfway and then it steadily reveals itself all the way through to the end.

High school junior Willa seems to have a perfect life. Her stepsister’s mother pays for them to go to fancy schools, travel and compete in very I normally wouldn’t have picked this book up but it was written by Susan Beth Pfeffer and I loved her Neth As We Knew It books. Product details File Size: Apr 20, Kat Heckenbach rated it it was ok. Blood Wounds, not so much. For starters, it’s written very poorly.

I was happy to see that in Blood Wounds as well. Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. Willa and her family have so many issues that I can’t imagine that just one good thing can fix it all, and that fast.

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Because Willa does control it. Have not yet read it. Suddenly nlood learns her betg father has committed a suaan crime murdering his new wife and children and is now headed east toward Willa and her mother. It’s rare for wusan to be so completely detached from a story I’m reading. Rebecca Weimert Contemporary Realistic Fiction Willa lives with her mother, stepfather, and two stepsisters.

Reading through the story, you really feel for Willa and her situation. On one hand, I figure I should probably read about these issues having teenagers. I always completely respect the vision of the author in creating their stories, and I rarely would suggest something so bold, but I pdeffer believe that in this case expanding the story would mean a great deal to the development of all of the characters, including Willa. You basically know the plot and expect to have all of the answers?

This is Susan Beth Pfeffer near her best, at least judging from her books that I’ve read so far, and few authors do it better.

You will eounds get what this book is really about from the synopsis – I thought I’d be reading a book about a girl and her mom on the run from her crazy father for the entire book, with Willa learning family secrets from her mom and facing hard truths along the way. While Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer isn’t necessarily a book about a psychological disorder- one is certainly never specified, or identified- it is about a girl who is obviously struggling to accept and come to terms with a lot of different things, and one of the ways she chooses to cope is through cutting.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. I really admired who she became at the end of the book. Now she wonders whether her family will ever be whole and happy again, or if they ever were.


Blood Wounds

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pick it up and give it a try if you want wounda let me know what you though! She isn’t a likeable character and the way she talks is in an adult voice. Willa has always felt like she needed to do her best and stay under the radar. The picture-perfect blended family was easily see-through. Hints at a secret past life that s I don’t know what to think of this book.

You should never use the intense inner struggles of human beings to make a story more edgy and dramatic. Notify me of new posts via email.

This week has been a gobble fest for me, I’m at the beach and have yet to read a “beach book”, but who cares right?!???!! pfefffr

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer — Practically Paradise

Worse still, Terri and Willa are regularly recruited to accompany Brooke and Alyssa to their various lessons, competitions, and other activities, while listening supportively to their stories of international travels. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Plus, they get along great. Jul 08, Megan rated it it was ok Shelves: